Large Machinery and Mining Equipment

Mining TruckBraking and steering systems on large machinery and construction equipment differ substantially from those in passenger vehicles and require specialized knowledge and test procedures during accident reconstruction. Knowledge of safety standards, mechanical systems, operating procedures and training as well as maintenance practices is often needed for a complete evaluation of accidents involving these types of vehicles.

Jacobson Forensic Engineering has performed accident investigations and reconstructions of earth movers, conveyors, graders, scrapers, front loaders, backhoes, over-the-road trucks, ore haulers, hydraulic systems, paving equipment, forklifts and support vehicles both in surface and underground mines as well as a variety of construction equipment.